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San Francisco Mayor Breed Issues Proclamation Providing Protection to Some Commercial Tenants

March 31, 2020 Articles

On March 17, 2020, San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued a proclamation providing eviction protection to certain small and medium sized businesses in San Francisco who are unable to pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the Mayor’s Proclamation, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order stating, among other things, that any state law restricting local governments’ ability to prevent commercial tenant evictions due to non-payment of rent during the pandemic would be suspended. The executive order acknowledged that local governments may need to prevent commercial tenant evictions to promote the public health. Read the full article, here (PDF).

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Farella Represents Far Niente Winery in its Acquisition of Provenance Vineyards

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Napa Valley luxury wine producer Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards in its acquisition of the Provenance Vineyards real estate in Rutherford, Calif. from Treasury...

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Returning to the Office: Legal and Practical Considerations for Keeping Your Team Safe

Farella's Ashley Breakfield (moderator) and Holly Sutton, along with guest speaker Tom Cashin from Shorenstein, discuss “Returning to the Office: Legal and Practical Considerations for Keeping Your Team Safe.” COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates caused employers to close their...

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Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues

Farella's Tony Schoenberg and Jonah Trotz with guest speakers Marsha Ramsey and Margaret Duskin of Cushman & Wakefield discuss "Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues." The pandemic has had wide ranging impacts on...

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Farella Welcomes Christopher Rendall-Jackson to Energy + Infrastructure and Real Estate Industry Groups

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How Changes to California’s Fire Regulations Could Affect North Coast Housing Projects

Both the Board of Forestry and the State Senate are considering changes to state fire regulations that would affect real estate development in California. The first set of changes can be found in the...

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51 Farella Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Forty-six Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © .  Five Farella lawyers were named to Best Lawyers: Ones to...

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Ashley Breakfield Appointed to 2022 CREW SF Board of Directors

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What’s Ahead for California Wine Industry With Laws and Regulations - Q&A

More than wine, area lawyers specializing in the wine business have been forced in the past year to take on a number of critical issues. That includes regulations that were put in place to help...

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - Video

Farella's Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation discuss "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of another dry year...

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California’s Approach to Eviction Moratoriums

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a variety of eviction moratoriums enacted by local, state, and federal governments in the United States. The California state moratorium was recently extended and modified, giving residential landlords...

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